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01.18.2022

Golden Books exhibition stirs nostalgia, appreciation

01.12.2022

Student tomorrow maker helps others as she was helped

01.05.2022

Pennsylvania College of Technology names new president

12.18.2021

Graduates’ elation shines through December drizzle

12.16.2021

Penn College hosts its first-ever CTE diesel competition

01.18.2022

College appoints assistant dean of arts and sciences

Pennsylvania College of Technology has named Barbara Fisher Di Marco assistant dean of arts and sciences.

Di Marco served most recently as interim assistant dean of arts and sciences. Previously, she was an assistant professor and co-department head of mathematics at Penn College. She was honored by the college with an Excellence in Teaching Award in 2020.

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Business, Arts & Sciences Faculty & Staff
01.18.2022

Golden Books exhibition stirs nostalgia, appreciation

An exhibition of America’s beloved Little Golden Books opens Wednesday, Jan. 19, at The Gallery at Penn College and offers viewers a range of discoveries from exploring old favorites and appreciating their classic illustrations to learning about the publishing enterprise’s fascinating history.

“Golden Legacy: Original Art From 75 Years of Golden Books,” is on display through March 30 at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s gallery, located on the third floor of Madigan Library. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Events Faculty & Staff Gallery Library Students
01.17.2022

Tails, you win!

Indigenous Australians coined the phrase, “three dog night,” to describe the number of dingos necessary to facilitate some toasty shut-eye in the chilly outback. Imagine the comfort, then, when blanketed by a dozen or more. Penn College employees brought their snuggly companions to the Field House on Thursday for “Hot Dog, You’re Back!” – a traditional program to warm hearts and ease students’ separation from their pets. Counseling Services, which sponsors the popular event, and The LEAP Center staffed information tables for those in search of helpful resources; a hot chocolate bar (with a number of options for tasty toppings) added just the right touch on an early-winter’s evening.

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Events Faculty & Staff Students
01.16.2022

Penn College winter sports teams see action

Over the past week, Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s and women’s basketball, and wrestling teams all saw action with no interruptions.

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Sports Wildcat Weekly
01.14.2022

Program director completes fellowship

Victoria Hurwitz, director of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s physical therapist assistant program, recently completed a Fellowship in Higher Education Leadership through the American Physical Therapy Association.

The fellowship provides developing and aspiring program directors in physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs with the skills and resources they need to be innovative, influential and visionary leaders.

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Faculty & Staff Nursing & Health Sciences Physical Therapist Assistant
01.14.2022

‘Wing Night Wednesday’: When friendships take flight

Applied management student Kellor A. Schooley, of Turbotville, digs into a bowl of saucy goodness while talking with Thomas C. DeGeyter, a residential construction technology and management student from Long Valley, N.J.
Applied management student Kellor A. Schooley, of Turbotville, digs into a bowl of saucy goodness while talking with Thomas C. DeGeyter, a residential construction technology and management student from Long Valley, N.J.
Serena V. Bergeron (left), an automotive technology management: collision repair concentration student from Lansdale, and McKenna N. Myers, of Northumberland, enrolled in business administration: marketing concentration, maintain distance during discussion.
Serena V. Bergeron (left), an automotive technology management: collision repair concentration student from Lansdale, and McKenna N. Myers, of Northumberland, enrolled in business administration: marketing concentration, maintain distance during discussion.
Students were provided with notice of weekly WEB meetings, as well as prompts to keep the conversation flowing.
Students were provided with notice of weekly WEB meetings, as well as prompts to keep the conversation flowing.

The Wildcat Events Board this week combined yummy food with a tantalizing opportunity for students to get acquainted with one another and involved with campus activities. Wing Night Wednesday in CC Commons offered free boneless chicken wings to the first 25 attendees, who enjoyed meeting someone new over the shared meal. The “speed-friending” event was modified for this COVID-19 era, as students – masked, except while dining – remained with one person for the duration rather than rotating through the dining unit. In addition to conversation, both in-person and with an online option, the evening provided information on joining WEB and having a say in Penn College events.
Photos by Alexis M. Burrell, student photographer

Events Students
01.13.2022

For this thriving Wildcat, ‘forward’ is a position AND a direction

Sharing the pride and sense of family that come with wearing his soccer team’s uniform, as well as the alluringly tactile focus of his chosen career path, Colton N. Wartman is the latest Penn College student-athlete illuminated by the Wildcat Spotlight. “They call your name, you step out, you’ve got the logo on your chest,” the automotive technology management student from Ellicott City, Maryland, says in a 2½-minute YouTube video. “It’s a cool moment to just stand there, be recognized and … represent your school.”

 

Automotive Engineering Technologies Sports Students
01.13.2022

College’s largest endowed scholarship fund continues to grow

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation of Harrisburg has made a $340,000 gift to Pennsylvania College of Technology, boosting the foundation’s total scholarship support to students to more than $3.6 million.

Student recipients who meet selection criteria established by the college receive $5,000 per year – for up to four years – from the Stabler Scholarship Fund, the largest at the college. The new gift enables Penn College to award at least 10 new scholarships to 25 already enrolled recipients.

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College Relations Faculty & Staff General Information Students
01.13.2022

Corporate partner extends entrustment at Penn College

Laserline Inc. is continuing its commitment with Pennsylvania College of Technology to shape tomorrow’s workforce with a two-year extension of its laser welding equipment entrustment.

The manufacturer of high-power industrial diode lasers for metal processing and other applications has entrusted a 2-kilowatt laser power source to the college since 2019. The entrustment – extended through May 2023 – enables an operational laser cell in the college’s 55,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art welding lab.

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College Relations Engineering Technologies General Information Welding
01.13.2022

PSU Extension webinar on hops to feature brewing instructor

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s brewing and fermentation science instructor, Timothy L. Yarrington, will share his expertise in a free Penn State Extension webinar, set for 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Coordinated by Penn State Berks, the talk, titled “Managing Bitterness When Pursuing Significant Hop Flavor and Aroma in the Brew House,” has already registered nearly 100 viewers.

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Brewing & Fermentation Science Business, Arts & Sciences Faculty & Staff
01.13.2022

Penn College welcomes new employees

PCToday continues its regular feature: welcoming new full-time and regular part-time Pennsylvania College of Technology employees, as reported by the Human Resources Office.

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Faculty & Staff
01.12.2022

Student tomorrow maker helps others as she was helped

When Laney E. Heller graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology on Dec. 18, the 20-year-old added baking and pastry arts graduate to a growing list of achievements that already includes 10-year cancer survivor and tireless fundraiser for children with cancer through the Delaney Heller Foundation.

The foundation was established in 2011 by family and friends when Heller, of Cogan Station, was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, an aggressive brain tumor that is difficult to treat.

“The purpose was to help me and my family with food, travel expenses and hospital costs until we got our finances figured out and what medical assistance we needed,” Heller explained.

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Alumni Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts Business & Hospitality Management Business, Arts & Sciences Students
01.12.2022

College to increase capacity for LPNs seeking RN education

Pennsylvania College of Technology has expanded enrollment to increase its capacity to educate licensed practical nurses seeking advancement to a registered nursing license, consequently meeting the increasing need for RNs in the workforce.

The college will begin offering students acceptance into its LPN-to-RN major twice each year – in December and June. Previously, the college only accepted students into the selective-admission major in December.

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Alumni Nursing Nursing & Health Sciences Students
01.12.2022

Penn College student awarded engineering scholarship

A Pennsylvania College of Technology student is one of two nationwide recipients of a scholarship for those seeking to shape tomorrow through a career in engineering.

Emerson, a global technology and engineering company, awarded a $5,000 scholarship to Kolin R. Limburg, of Fairless Hills, through its ASCO Engineering Scholarship Program. Limburg is a senior majoring in building automation engineering technology. Emerson also bestowed a $1,000 grant to Penn College’s engineering department.

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Alumni Electrical Engineering Technologies
01.12.2022

SNA reflects on yearend project, looks ahead to ’22

Student Nurses' Association collects pet supplies
Student Nurses’ Association collects pet supplies

Penn College’s Student Nurses’ Association held a weeklong donation drive for the Lycoming County SPCA at the close of the Fall 2021 semester, delivering a variety of critically needed items to the Reach Road agency. The group supported its community by raising an estimated $200 worth of dog and cat food, cat and dog treats, kitten supplies, toys, and office and cleaning supplies. All proceeds were dropped off by nursing majors Callie A. Sobolewski (at left in photo), of Budd Lake, New Jersey, the organization’s 2021 president; and Ritika Nayak (center), of Monroe Township, New Jersey, 2022 president and last year’s SNA public relations officer; and nursery instructor Sadie L. Folmar, the club’s faculty adviser. Email for more about the Student Nurses’ Association, among the active student organizations aligned with the college’s academic majors.
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Faculty & Staff Nursing Nursing & Health Sciences Students